Poisonous Plants That Should Never Go On A Cake!

Updated: Oct 15, 2019

You love making #gumpaste #flowers, and your client wants #real flowers. Not only do you have to be a #sculptor, #painter, #baker, #engineer extraordinaire, but you also have to be a sleuth botanist.

There is absolutely nothing wrong with fresh flowers on a cake, but you MUST know which flowers are #poisonous and cannot be on a cake! Just a few are listed here, but you must also do your research and know what cannot use! I've listed the TOP 10 HERE. They come from all over the world, and I'm sure there are hundreds more!

If you are not the person ordering the flowers or bringing to the event, and you know nothing about them, please add this to your contract so you can not be sued at a later time.

Oleander (Nerium Oleander)

Manchineel (Hippomane Mancinella)

Deadly Nightshade (Atropa Belladonna)

Castor Beans

Water Hemlock (Cicuta)

English Yew (Taxus Baccata)

Rhubarb While some eat the stems of this plant in desserts like Rhubarb Pie, eating Rhubarb leaves can be fatal.

Daphne has fragrant flowers and highly poisonous berries.

Dumb Cane (Dieffenbachia) Mostly a house plant, you may think it would be pretty as a 'filler' piece in an arrangement. However, don't!

Jimson Weed (Datura Stramonium) Also know as Devils Trumpet.

You MUST know what type of #real #flowers can safely go on a #cake. It is your responsibility.

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Keep On Caking On! (safely!)


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